Saturday, June 27, 2009

Palin Desecration

I'm sure you recognize the lady holding the funny looking baby, who I'm pretty sure you don't know, one Eddie Burke. He's a radio talk show host ... conservative - some surprise there. Blogger Linda Kellen Biegel is in the middle of trying to raise money to pay for the State of Alaska records of emails between Palin and Burke, some extra coziness is surmised.

Now Alaskan politics and particularly Palin politics is a circus, but you've got to love Palin spokesperson Mehgan Stapleton:
Recently we learned of a malicious desecration of a photo of the Governor and baby Trig that has become an iconic representation of a mother's love for a special needs child.

"Malicious desecration" is pretty, well, strong. Who exactly is worshiping at this temple or the feet of this idol? Is Palin and Trig the new incarnation of Mary and Baby Jesus - wow and I said mean things about her...
The mere idea of someone doctoring the photo of a special needs baby is appalling. To learn that two Alaskans did it is absolutely sickening. Linda Kellen Biegel, the official Democrat Party blogger for Alaska, should be ashamed of herself and the Democratic National Committee should be ashamed for promoting this website and encouraging this atrocious behavior.

Babies and children are off limits. It is past time to restore decency in politics and real tolerance for all Americans. The Obama Administration sets the moral compass for its party. We ask that special needs children be loved, respected and accepted and that this type of degeneracy be condemned.

Ouch, the stupid, it burns. So it's no longer permitted to mock your political propaganda? You people put that child up on the stage for photo opportunities and his widdle face can't go away? Aren't these the same people that paraded their knocked up poster child for the failure of abstinence education and her shotgun fiancee for our amusement? Sorry Mehgan, I see a baby with the face of a fat bigot not a special needs child, unless you're referring to that bigot.

Juxtapose this picture with scenes from Palin rallies as she whipped the crowds into slobbering fury and tell me about off-limits. I like this kind of a fight, the Governor of a state in a pissing match with a blogger. I'm sure there are some real pissed off Palin supporters - good. Stirring up that ant's nest damn near guarantees an explosion of stupidity for our further amusement.

What they take seriously is a measure of your opponents, in this case a very small container is required for measuring. Minds that operate on this level require mockery, it's the only civilized thing to do.


RonniNY said...

For those of you who think you might want to watch the making of some of the stupid right there in one of the main kitchens where it's being cooked up, wander on over to and look for the threads that deal with this story.

They are quite proud of the fact that they are the ones that grabbed this story and ran with it. They state openly that they didn't ask the permission of the Governor nor did they require it because, in their hearts, they knew it was the right thing to do. So! They sent a quick email to Meg Stapleton at the Governor's office and then set to work plastering the entire internet with the story and photo.

Well, what would've (and should've ) remained a story for Alaskans who understood the context has now become fodder for all sorts of creative photoshopping fans. This "iconic image" has now been "desecrated" from here to eternity. (one of the net favorites is of Palin cuddling a little baby Meg)

On the aforementioned Palin supporter website they will often talk about their willingness to lay down their lives for Sarah. My advice is that you'd better serve her by just shutting the heck up and choosing your battles wisely.

This one....not so wise.

Chuck Butcher said...

Via email:

I saw your post about Palin and the "iconic image" photo. I've been following this
and other Sarah Palin stories for 8 months.

If this is a topic you're interested in , you'll find some great info coming out of
Alaska at . There's also another site by a non-Alaskan blogger
who happens to have excellent digging skills. She has been following the various "gates"
that are dogging Palin. You'll find it at

And, if you have it in you to take a look at the pro-Palin folks you'll find some wild reading
at . These are some seriously fringe people who have
elevated Sarah to a place of holiness. (thus the reason using the word "desecration" seemed
absolutely credible) They often talk about how they would gladly die for Sarah Palin if
she needed them to. They spend their time constantly adoring her and every single thing
she does. It's quite unsettling.

There seems to be some really interesting news heading down the pike. Some folks that
are doing research are referring to it as "the coming iceberg". I tend to take things with
a pretty big grain of salt but this seems to have some weight to it. There is so much
more to this woman and her doings than most people realize.

Have a good one!

Veronica in Buffalo

South Buffalo & Southtowns Online

Zak Johnson said...

The whining is pretty funny for a self-described "pitbull with lipstick." Reminds me of the way comedian Andrew Dice Clay built a whole career on over-the-top offensiveness then broke down in tears when just a touch of the same treatment was directed at him. Palin's "real Americans" rhetoric is some of the nastiest innuendo ever used in a campaign; don't forget it when she's starts tearing up for sympathy. Call liberals unAmerican, will you? Question the patriotism of any who don't vote your way? Fine, just don't be surprised when we don't pull our own punches.